THE fire service was called to a blaze in a carpet shop in Leigh earlier today.

Crews from Leigh and Southend were called to Andrew Adams Contemporary Carpets on Eastwood Road North to put out the small, smouldering blaze.

They were called at 11.50am by a passer-by and the fire was out in less than 20 minutes.

It is believed the source of the fire may have been a heater.